Seen any good structures to Model anywhere

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  1. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    Here's some that I took.
    You wouldn't know it by driving by, but this one has a false front.
    Someone thought it would be a good idea to cover it up....
    My book...bad idea. Takes the charm away.

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    Here's another one next to the tracks. Good scratchbuilding fodder.
    Hmmmm.....Have to talk to Bill Pontin about casting.

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    All around town, you can see faded painted wall signs.
    If you look real close you can see that the window was added sometime after this one was painted.
    An interesting modeling detail?

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    Hi everyone!
    This is such a great thread...Thanks for getting it started Chris! It's a virtual catalog of great modeling ideas!

    A few months back, I took some pictures up in Jeffesonville, IN, of a complex of buildings currently owned by the municipal water co, but actually date back as far as 140 years, & have housed such industries as breweries, iron works, & other industries...what's always interesting to me are the changes that various structures go through with the passage of time.

    Here's an old brick structure that once housed a brewery, & later served as a wharehouse...

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    Here's a closer shot, showing fire escape, & windows covered over with some heaviky weathered planking...

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    Here's another old brick structure that at some point was painted gray, but now the paint is wearing away, & the original brick color is showing through...also note the different materials covering the doors & windows...brick, cinderblock, & corrugated siding...

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    Thanks Ed and Charlie

    Those are realy great pictures that you have added to this thread;)
    I have my eye on a lovely older house I saw today . Will get it on Monday.:D
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    Here's a couple of pics of an ADM facility on the Ohio River...it's where river barges are loaded/unloaded with grain...since I took these from a boat about a quarter mile out in the channel, I wasn't able to show the RR ops on the other side of the facility...

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    pic #2

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    A couple of years ago I was in Sharon, PA and snapped these pictures. I thought they would give me some ideas for modeling an urban scene some day. I thought the shape of this was interesting

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    Here's one that also has an interesting shape.

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    And one more.

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    Took a few oictures this morning...
    I don't know what this building is used for now, but it was originally a hospital dating back to the late 19th century...note modifications to windows, modern structure on roof, & legs remaining from water tower...

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    I'm not sure of the origin of this one, but I believe it was originally some type of mill...?
    The architecture is definitely mid 19th century...

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    Here's another angle...

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    Here's a closer view showing an out building, etc...

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    Now for some real urban decay...
    Here's some pics of what's left of the old American Standard plant...

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    ...a closer view...

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    ...& another...

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    ...& one more...
    I know some people see things like this as an eyesore, but as a modeler, I'm really drawn to stuff like this!

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